Sarah DuVall Murray

LCSW

About Me

Hello, my name is Sarah, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey. As a therapist I aim to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which individuals can seek help in understanding issues they are facing in order to guide them towards healthy, more balanced functioning. Grounded in a respect for each person’s unique life perspective and choices, I listen closely with a goal of working collaboratively to address individual therapeutic needs. I believe that change and growth take place in the context of the authentic relationship between client and therapist, which is based upon acceptance, compassion, and care. Additionally, I believe that distress is a part of life, and rather than having the unrealistic goal of eliminating distress, I strive to help individuals tolerate, accept, and find meaning in struggle.

I treat adults coping with depression, anxiety, stress, life transitions, relationship issues, and grief using a variety of treatment approaches based on the client’s needs, to include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) among others. I draw on Eastern philosophy in my practice and like to incorporate an element of psychoeducation by sharing articles, books, or other resources when applicable. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. As a clinician I have provided both outpatient and inpatient treatment, worked in psychiatric emergency services, and got my start in community mental health working with seriously mentally ill adults.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #44SC05465800 (Expires: 2022-08-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sarah DuVall Murray. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by D.E. on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

She’s great!! Simply said…

Written by S.E. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Sarah for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

i accidentally hit the second best option a couple times. meant to hit all 10s and strong agrees! sarah rocks and genuinely cares about us. she is a kind and empathetic soul and i cannot recommend her enough!

Written by S.A. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 3 months

Sarah is sound and thoughtful counselor. I feel she listens and offers appreciate points of view and insights. I highly recommend her.

Written by L.O. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Touching people’s heart and holding their hands during dark times is a sacred job. Sarah is triage of a true professional, wonderful person and great listener. I love Sarah. I could not ask a better hand and a better help.

Written by K.R. on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

A lovely juman being before being an incredible counselor and has kept me it’s the program and has convinced me to accommodate the best j can to stay with her in a weekly basis. Incredible at what she does and she will better the lives of many

Written by D.A. on Aug 11, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Since the age of twelve I have been in and out of therapy. I have had both positive and negative experiences. My experience with BetterHelp and Sarah DuVally Murray ranks as the best experiece yet. Not only is Sarah knowlegeble, she is compasionate and has a wonderful way of communicating. The methods used through BetterHelp with not only weekly calls/video calls, but with worksheets, journaling, and messaging has provided me with the most comprehensive therapy experience I have ever had. I highly reccomend BetterHelp and Sarah.

Written by E.M. on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Sarah is the best! I am so grateful for the support and help she's provided in being more compassionate towards myself and finding ways to navigate stressful or unhappy times. She is a great listener, highly empathetic, and talking to her always helps me see things more clearly. After a few months of therapy with her I have healthier sleep habits and more self confidence, and actually came out to my parents which I never thought I could do. I highly recommend working with Sarah.

Written by L.E. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Sarah is a professional, she’s kind, and uplifting. She always comes through on time and knows how to talk to you. She’s a people person and will do her best to help no matter what your going through. She also very great at checking in and showing care. She’s the best.

Written by A.L. on Mar 23, 2021 after therapy with Sarah for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

In the past, I have had very negative experiences with therapy/counseling and was iffy on starting counseling again when I began my journey of self improvement. Sarah immediately made these worries disappear upon our first session. Sarah really does listen and care for her clients. Sarah listens to what I bring up in our sessions in a way that is free of judgement and makes me feel safe and comfortable. One of my favorite parts about working with Sarah is that if she is not familiar with what you are going through, she will do her own research outside of your sessions in order to better grasp your life experience. Sarah really does care very deeply about her clients and will always go out of her way to do her absolute best to provide you with the help you need in and out of your sessions.

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